We would like to welcome you to our website for the Alpha phi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho. We hope to use this website to keep our Alumni informed about both the Alumni board activities and the Active chapter's events and different happenings around campus. We would like to give out a big thank you to Brother Jay Wolff for putting this site together. I hope everyone finds what they are looking for here, if not we will be continually adding content over the next couple months so remember to check back!
Alpha Phi Chapter History
In the fall of 1958, the Ag. House Society was formed again by Charles Benrud (Lambda) and his wife. Nineteen members were initiated, and Merle Peterson was elected president. In 1960, they moved to 903 3rd Street, still retaining the name Ag. House Society.
A petition was submitted and Alpha Phi became a colony in 1959. The chapter was officially granted a charter on Founder's Day, April 25, 1964. The nineteen members of the colony, along with seventeen new members, were initiated. On June 15, 1964, the house moved to 1212 3rd Street. As the house capacity was 28, some active members and initiates lived in nearby apartments. The house remained there until 1976.
The current chapter house is located at 1929 East 8th Street. Construction began in 1974. Actives moved in the fall of 1976. The house has a capacity of 47 men. The Alumni of the Alpha Phi Chapter provided financial backing along with a loan from the National Fraternity House Loan Fund. It was SDSU's first fraternity to be built on Greek Row.
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Brookings gets ranked #1 Safest College Town in America by Safewise
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